Author: Johnny Bevacqua

This post was originally published by Johnny Bevacqua at Figuring It Out I have the best job in the world. Being around talented, passionate, inquisitive, creative, compassionate and fun people is…

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This post was originally posted by Johnny Bevacqua on his blog Figuring It Out   I recently came across an article entitled: Teaching Generation Me. The article, written for faculty members…

Read More Kids These Days…

This post was originally published on Figuring It Out by  Johnny Bevacqua “We go as You go”……. This was one of my back to school messages specifically directed to our…

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Originally published by Johnny Bevacqua on Figuring It Out   I have a style issue.  No, I’m not walking around wearing my 1980’s acid washed jeans or rugby pants…(oh the…

Read More Leadership Attitude(s)

This post was originally posted by Johnny Bevacqua on: Figuring It Out Our schools have embraced SMART Goals (Conzemius and O’Neal, 2002) as a vehicle for allowing focused conversations around…

Read More When SMART Goals Become Dumb

As I continue in my learning “travels”, I am noticing some reoccurring “myths” about students, teaching, learning and schooling. Here is short list of  “11 Edu Myths” that I continue…

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Originally post by J Bevacqua  on Figuring It Out I recently attended a seminar dealing with how schools should interact with parents.  The seminar, hosted by lawyers, highlighted some recent…

Read More Parents: To Inform or To Consult?

custom writing This post was originally posted on Figuring It Out by J. Bevacqua As a principal I spent a fair bit of time reflecting on ways I could support…

Read More What Do I Amplify?

Originally posted on Figuring It Out by J. Bevacqua I’m frustrated and angry.  Just today I read a Mathematics 10 Provincial Exam Study Guide written by two Canadian educators (one…

Read More Assessment Disgrace

This post was originally published by J. Bevacqua on Figuring It Out I contend that there is a Pedagogy-Public Opinion Gap in education.  For the sake of this post, I…

Read More The Pedagogy-Public Opinion Gap

Originally posted by J. Bevacqua on Figuring It Out I get a little skeptical and wary of schools (and those that work within them – including myself sometimes) that espouse “academic excellence” as an…

Read More Unpacking Academic Excellence

  Originally posted on Figuring It Out by Johnny Bevacqua  I am a big proponent on the need for professionals and students to increasingly tap into the power of collaboration to promote and increase creativity,…

Read More Collaboration AND Competition

Originally post on Figuring It Out The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin…

Read More Creating the Conditions to Unlearn